Kingsley S. Bingham
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 42° 29.862 W 083° 41.023
17T E 279474 N 4708528
Quick Description: On the south side of Silver Bell Road, east of Kensington Road. Marginal roadside parking available. I believe this is a private residence.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2006 8:04:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMH92
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 22

Long Description:
Twenty-five-year-old Kinsley Bingham left his New York home in 1833 saying: "Give me $500 and let me go to Michigan and I'll be governor in two years." He settled here, constructing this handsome Greek Revival house in 1842. Bingham's boast was not exaggerated, since he was elected to the legislature in 1836, serving five terms, and was U.S. Congressman from 1847 to 1851. Adamantly opposed to slavery, he broke from the Democratic Party of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. The Republican Party chose Bingham as its candidate for governor in Jackson's famous "Under the Oaks" convention of 1854. Six months later he took office as the nation's first Republican governor, and in 1856 he was reelected. Becoming U.S. senator in 1859, Bingham died here on October 5, 1861.
Historical Name: Kingsley S. Bingham

Parking nearby?: no

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Registered Site #: State Site #406

Historical Date: Not listed

Description: Not listed

website: Not listed

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